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Focus on China and India at annual Glasgow-based music convention. Words: Allan Radcliffe

tlschorks. the Glasgow-based International Cross-Media Music Convention and Festival. has unveiled a sterling programme for its 2005 event. whose main media sponsor is none other than 7716 List. The convention to be held at the Lighthouse from 3|

August until 2 September is unique in bringing together

delegates from across the music industry sectors of video. film. games and new media and this year addresses the theme New 'l‘erritories for the lintrepreneur'. There will be a particular focus on emerging markets in China. India and South liast Asia. with a keynote address from Sony

Music‘s Andrew Wu and a session with Achille Fowler of

Deep Emotion Publishing. entitled ‘Beyond Bollywood’ among the highlights.

More importantly for music fans. MusicWorks is also a burgeoning live festival and showcase for record labels and related organisations. Now in its fourth year. the live festival will take place in around 25 venues across Glasgow. including the Sub Club. Barfly and King Tut's Wah Wah llut. livents kick off at a free showcase in the newly refurbished AB(‘ on Sauchiehall Street. with a line- up including Jaga and Teardrop. Some of Scotland’s fastest rising artists. including Ally Kerr and Soulstarr. will be

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appearing at the Arches on the afternoon of I September while the Sub (‘lub forms the backdrop to a further diverse showcase. featuring the Jackals. (‘obra (irande (pictured below). Stinky Munchkins and Juno on 2 September. livery great festival has a fringe. and there will he a number of eclectic line-ups taking to the stage at smaller venues throughout the city. so keep your eyes glued to www.musicworksuk.com for further information.


I The Scottish Executive’s Equality Unit is to commission a sculpture commemorating the contribution made by women to suffrage. This permanent tribute to Scots who contributed to achieving the vote for women is being sought as the result of a campaign supported by 13 MSPs. It is thought the sculpture will eventually be loaned to the Scottish Parliament for display. Artists inspired by the project are invited to submit their initial proposals to the Executive by no later than 3pm on Friday 19 August. Further details are available from www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/ People/Equality. (AR)

I Six Feet Under Back for its final season, Alan Ball's cIaSSic slice of fear and fun at the heart of the undertaking business 'n Los Angeles is set to bow out with a hang it the opening episode is anything to go by. See TV. page 20 E4.

I Crash Paul Haggis. the writer director behind the influential televrsion show Thirtysonlet/wig. delivers a complex essay on racism in LA in "NS excellent rnulti character drama, based, like 21 Grams, around the events which follow a car acCident. Stars Matt Dilion and Sandra Bullock among others. See Film, page 18. General release.

I Mogwai A nasty dose of tendonitls put them out of action for the original unveiling of the ABC ll‘. June. but Mogwal play their only show this year to finally christen the new venue. See Music. page :50. ABC. Glasgow.

I The Pin-Up Art of Bill Wenzel Bigger and bustier than his conteriiporaries' work Wen/el's cartoons have emerged as the best respected of til-ms men's humour magaznies. in this updated collection of his work it is not difficult to see why. Not very PC. but bawdlly enjoyable for your coffee table. See Books. page 12. Farit.’1graphr(:s_

I Pickpocket This lovely new print of French filmmaker Robert Bressori's 19:39 masterpiece about a petty thief who finds redemption through the love of a good woman is as fresh as ever. The film is also lust out on DVD from Artificrai Eye. See Film, page 19. FI/lll/l()(iSt?. Edmtxrrgh /Frr 12- Sun 7.: Aug only).